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Welcome to Planets

The Open Planets Foundation The Planets project ended on 31 May 2010. Planets results will be maintained and developed by a follow-on organisation called the Open Planets Foundation (OPF). OPF is a not-for-profit company, registered in the UK. To find out more about the OPF and how to join, please visit:

Planets, Preservation and Long-term Access through Networked Services, is a four-year project co-funded by the European Union under the Sixth Framework Programme to address core digital preservation challenges. The primary goal for Planets is to build practical services and tools to help ensure long-term access to our digital cultural and scientific assets. Planets started on 1st June 2006. This website makes available project documentations and deliverables as Planets progresses so that these can be shared with the libraries, archives and digital preservation community.

The strong Planets consortium brings together expertise across Europe from national libraries and archives, leading research universities and technology companies. Coordinated by the British Library, the partners are:

Other digital preservation projects funded under the IS&T FP6 Programme include CASPAR and DPE.

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